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Wondrous World of Styling

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{all images via de Styling Academy in Amsterdam - Artemis}

Since Bloesem.co went live last week, we have been getting so much feedback about our classes and we are so thankful for that. One of the questions that kept coming up though, was about styling. We realized not many people know what styling is, which might be perfect since we are bringing Jurianne Matter to teach us exactly that!

Having taught students during projects at the Artemis Academy in the Netherlands, Jurianne is totally up to the task of shedding some light on the questions around the word styling, and we will be using works from the academy artemis to illustrate the wondrous world of styling.

The word styling means so many different things to many different people. So what actually is STYLING? Let's go ahead and dissect this word.

Maybe you don't have a concrete idea what this word actually means.. but you can pick out images you think may involve styling....

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Styling can really help you sell something, literally and metaphorically. If you style a house's interior really well, with great furniture and beautiful accessories, that can make you the sale. You actually SELL  the house. but styling can also help you sell something, in the sense of convincing people of something. Like in films, when wardrobe stylists pick out clothes to fit a characters personality or fit the time period the character is in, it sells us the story and makes us believe the actors really fit into that setting. Already we have mentioned two examples of styling, fashion and interior styling. There's also food styling, you know those irresistible shots of maple syrup dripping off pancakes or the juicy burger on the burger king ad. The food doesn't just look that way, it's all thanks to the food stylist, that our tummies are rumbling and our mouth over-generating saliva.

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When you are shopping and walk past shop windows, the people who style the mannequins and the shop windows are visual merchandisers, they help sell the clothes, because when people see a nice outfit on the mannequin, they are inclined to walk in and have a look around, or more specifically, hunt down that outfit they are now lusting over.

Styling is everywhere in that magazine you were just reading. The fashion, the interiors, the products... a great deal of effort was put into how everything looks the way it looks.

So do you see now? Coming up with a great product or space or item isn't good enough anymore. Good styling bridges the gap between that and the item actually been sold. It's the step in the process that makes the buyer go :" ooh, i want that", it makes things look good enough to buy.

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Though styling is a professional career for many, having the knack for styling can come in handy for anyone. Let's say for a mom who wants to makeover her kitchen, or her child's room, or even her entire home! Having the skill, though not at a professional level could still come in handy in many situations. 

Now that we have established some idea of what styling really is, (before this, whenever i mentioned styling, everyone would think I worked in the fashion industry, biggg misconception), and how important it can be, we now have to answer that big looming question: Can you learn styling, or does it come naturally? It's like the nature vs nuture debate: styling edition.

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In styling, it's the small details that really make the world of a difference. You have to have an eye for it and look out for what little things can make a space look better. We believe that it's something you can learn to do, like anything else.. Watch the professionals, see how they do it and just practise practise practise. Trying out styling things on your own and slowly but surely, you too will get it!

Spreading the word and the fun of Styling has become one of our latest adventures here at Bloesem. With the launch of Bloesem.co last week, we are also excited for our latest class in March!

Also, thank you for the great response on Bloesem.co! So many have already signed up for the upcoming classes, we're thrilled! - Zara S. 

 

 ALL IMAGES via .. Artemis Acedamy Amsterdam

.. Portfolio Graduates from Artemis

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Now you can sign up for a 'Styling workshop' by Jurianne Matter at Bloesem studio in Singapore. 

8 or 11 March from 9.30 am till 2.00 pm 

More info here at bloesem.co

 

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At home with DesignLemonade

Bloesem Living | Get Your Kicks on

Today we are very happy to be sharing images from the ladies behind Getyourkickson (again!). It is a home tour in the Netherlands from the founder of Designlemonade. Jessica Peters' home has a very homely and comfortable vibe with its soft colors and wooden furniture. I like how the space is not overly perfect, like the metal drawers. I love how they are not all of the same color and the ones that havent been painted white show that they have been used previously. 

One interior design tip I have picked up from Jessica's beautiful abode is playing with new and old pieces. Each room of her house has one piece that looks like it has a history (like the wooden table in her bathroom) which is what gives her home that comfy, cosy vibe. A place you would really want to live in rather than just like a picture of.

I think my favorite piece is still the cabinet with the metal drawers. I love how imperfect the entire piece is. Ironically, it is perfect paired with the pastel green lamp and all the cute little knick knacks.

Don't you just want to go on the hunt for some good vintage pieces at a flea market or thrift store?It's amazing how one piece of furniture can change an entire space. ~ Zara S. 

Bloesem Living | Get Your Kicks on

Bloesem Living | Get Your Kicks on

Bloesem Living | Get Your Kicks on

Bloesem Living | Get Your Kicks on

Bloesem Living | Get Your Kicks on

Bloesem Living | Get Your Kicks on

All images by Anke Leunisse and styling by Kim de Groot 

Thank you Anke and Kim

 .. Get Your Kicks On

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The Home of Annebet Phillips

Bloesem Living | GetYourKicksOn

 

Do you remember the post 'Get Your Kicks on' ... well today Anke and Kim are showing us this housetour shot in the interesting home of Dutch designer, Annebet Philips. Not only does A have the most quaint home, her works fit right into that space. We love how her designs have literally found their homes, in her home!

As a Delft University of Technology student a few years ago, Annebet took the time to pursue  her own design projects and set up her studio in 2012. Her works are recognizable by their bold shapes and graphic features like the outlines on her My couch, my canvas. Another one of my favorite works of hers is the Knotted lamp! 

Firstly, it is so unusual it wouldn't strike you that it was a lamp at first glance. Also, its exaggerated size gives me a sense of fantasy and imagination. 

Annebet has shown us how her works have come alive in her home. The red and black accents in her pieces create a visual 'pop' in the space. They remind me of something out of an illustration, the graphic effect and the lines in her designs look like they have been drawn into the space itself. Simple yet eye-catching and wonderfully captured by the ladies from Get Your Kicks On!

Bloesem Living | GetYourKicksOn

Bloesem Living | GetYourKicksOn

Bloesem Living | GetYourKicksOn

Bloesem Living | GetYourKicksOn

Bloesem Living | GetYourKicksOn

Bloesem Living | GetYourKicksOn

Bloesem Living | GetYourKicksOn

Bloesem Living | GetYourKicksOn

 

All images by Anke Leunisse and styling by Kim de Groot 

.. Annebet Philips

 .. Get Your Kicks On

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LileSADi and Kate Imogen Wood

Bloesem Living | Kate imogen wood

Being introduced to the work of stylist Kate Imogen Wood by the ladies from LileSADi was a nice surprise last week. Sisters Dinah and Sarah who make beautiful textiles and wallpapers collaborated with this talented stylist from the USA who moved to Copenhagen, to make sure their wallpapers (bottom image) were captured in the best way possible. Soon I will share with you LileSADi 's complete range... today already an insight in Kate her gorgeous portfolio.  

Bloesem Living | Kate imogen wood

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Bloesem Living | Kate imogen wood

Bloesem Living | Kate imogen wood

Bloesem Living | Kate imogen wood

Last image features one of the new wallpapers by LileSADi ... like is said soon you will see their entire collection. 

 .. Kate Imogen Wood
.. LileSADi

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Apartment in Antwerp

Bloesem Living | apartment Pichouline

I have the pleasure of working with Véronique Senorans for a long time over at Bloesem Kids ... Véronique creates these wonderful craft projects and although she currently lives in Africa with her family she and her husband are still the proud owners of this gorgeous apartment in Antwerp. 

Last week I shared the girls' bedroom on BKids but today an impression of the livingroom. The apartement has still all it's orginal details from 1972  like the tiled wall behind the tv and the round ligts on the ceiling ... Véronique only renovated the kitchen and bathroom. I am loving this style. What about you?

Bloesem Living | apartment Pichouline

Bloesem Living | apartment Pichouline

Bloesem Living | apartment Pichouline

Bloesem Living | apartment Pichouline

Bloesem Living | apartment Pichouline

All images by Véronique 

.. Pichouline

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Styling ideas from Kamer 465

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Kamer465 is probably the best styling agency in the Netherlands and today I just thought I share some of my favorite pics ... Enjoy!           [MORE IMAGES]

 


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All images are from different photographers who have worked with Kamer465. If you are interested to wrok with either one of theos great photographers or with one of the talented stylists pelase don't hesitate to email Kamer465.

 

.. Kamer465

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